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Old Thu, Nov-20-2014, 01:12:49 PM   #11
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Thank you! I'm jealous of the e92/e36 combo. Realistically you have the perfect mix of practicality, raw power and fun I wish I had. I almost bought an e90 m3 a few weeks ago, but it would have been foolish for me to empty that much out of my bank account so I'm glad the voices inside my head held me back.

Its fantastic. Fitment was perfect, took about half hour to install. Its louder than stock but nothing crazy, and the sound at WOT is just ****ing amazing. Its a little louder on slow accel between 1500 and 2000 than I'd like, but very minor in the grand scheme of how much I like it.
I honestly can't recommend them enough. They are such great cars.

Everytime I look at your post and see your sigs, it makes me realize I gotta detail the hell out of the E36. It's parked outside, so it never looks quite as clean as yours. But the black trim moldings are faded, so I have to tackle that in the spring.

Btw, you've convinced that going square LTW is just the way to go with this car
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I honestly can't recommend them enough. They are such great cars.

Everytime I look at your post and see your sigs, it makes me realize I gotta detail the hell out of the E36. It's parked outside, so it never looks quite as clean as yours. But the black trim moldings are faded, so I have to tackle that in the spring.

Btw, you've convinced that going square LTW is just the way to go with this car
Best way I found with the black trim moldings on my old M3 was Wurth satin black trim spray. You'd never know they were painted as they'll look spot-on new. Also, the perfect time to give a proper detail while you pull them off. No wax slop :-)

OP, that square LTW set-up.


The best E36 M3 wheels, IMO. Car looks fantastic!
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Old Thu, Nov-20-2014, 04:40:02 PM   #13
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Best way I found with the black trim moldings on my old M3 was Wurth satin black trim spray. You'd never know they were painted as they'll look spot-on new. Also, the perfect time to give a proper detail while you pull them off. No wax slop :-)

OP, that square LTW set-up.


The best E36 M3 wheels, IMO. Car looks fantastic!
I'll have to look into it. I've used Duplicolor Trim Paint in the past and it worked out fine.

Btw, if I'm not mistaken, his setup is staggered. But I'm having a hard time figuring out why his setup looks so much better than mine! I think it's because the previous owner setup quite a bit of camber on the front, so the outside of my wheels aren't flush to the fenders.

Can't deny that the polished LTW's go perfectly with TV though
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Old Thu, Nov-20-2014, 05:37:43 PM   #14
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Everytime I look at your post and see your sigs, it makes me realize I gotta detail the hell out of the E36. It's parked outside, so it never looks quite as clean as yours. But the black trim moldings are faded, so I have to tackle that in the spring.
My car is parked outside, and driven year round, I just clean it LOTS haha. Clayed and hand polished 3-4x a year. I found autoglym trim polish is good for restoring the shine of the mouldings. It doesn't last forever, but only takes a couple minutes to apply.
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Best way I found with the black trim moldings on my old M3 was Wurth satin black trim spray. You'd never know they were painted as they'll look spot-on new. Also, the perfect time to give a proper detail while you pull them off. No wax slop :-)

OP, that square LTW set-up.


The best E36 M3 wheels, IMO. Car looks fantastic!
Thank you! As said I'm actually on staggered wheels. I have a 3rd 8.5 and just need to pick up a 4th over winter. I'm running 12mm spacers up front so they fill the fenders up a little more with the 7.5s.
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Interior is beautiful
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Love everything about this car Keep up the good work!
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Old Wed, Nov-26-2014, 01:47:03 AM   #17
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Thanks Kaiv! Hopefully you will get to see it in person when I get down there to crash one of your track days. I'll bring overpriced Canadian beer!
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I refinished some absolutely destroyed ds2s for some winter wheels. 3/4 were curbed all the way around with gouges and such as far as 4mm or so deep. They were so ****ed. I forgot to take before pics, so unfortunately you have to imagine it, but trust me when I say they were bad. My wife helped me a lot with them. They aren't perfect now, but definitely look new from 5-10 feet. Car will get its roof rack on next week and tear up some snow and ice in whistler for the weekend. Cant wait.
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Nice man, such a clean techno coupe.

Your car makes me wish still had my e36, I had two sets of dsII's so u could run wide square in the summer and narrow square in the winter.
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Have you considered getting rid of the orange lights? I keep going back and forth whether or not I do.
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